Incoming Freshmen

  1. Apply to TCU through:

    TCU website

  2. Check the Honors box
  3. Write two (2) supplemental essays:

    One required:

    John V. Roach Honors College students and faculty are encouraged to take creative and thoughtful risks. Describe a time when you found the courage to do something unexpected and completely unlike you. Why did you take this risk? What did you learn from the experience? What did this experience teach you about the process of learning?

    One of your choice of three:

    1. An identification card—a passport, driver’s license, school ID—characterizes you. It places you in groups with others who are like you and distinguishes you from those who are not like you. Analyze what your “official” identity says about you and what it omits. Do you wish it were different, and if so why?

    2. When Walt Disney first described his Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow (EPCOT), he said, “Everything in EPCOT will be dedicated to the happiness of the people who will live, work, and play here… and to those who come here from all around the world to visit our living showcase.” He then proceeded to build his ideal community. Describe in detail your ideal community. Explain your choices in the creation process.

    3. Salt, governments, beliefs, and celebrity couples are a few examples of things that can be dissolved. You’ve just been granted the power to dissolve anything: physical, metaphorical, abstract, concrete…you name it. Explain what you would dissolve and why. Also name and describe your choice of solvent.

  4. Click submit!

John V. Roach Honors College
2855 Main Drive
Scharbauer Hall 1016

John V. Roach Honors College
TCU BOX 297022
Fort Worth, TX 76129